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Insch Capital Management has launched a new investment strategy called Kintore, which uses gold as the base currency. The Swiss alternative investment management firm has been testing out the strategy for the past six months using house funds and went ...
Seven out of 10 asset managers say they are rethinking their business strategy due to client demand for multi-asset strategies, according to a survey by State Street. Overall, the survey looked at what fund managers see as the biggest risks and ...

02:00 July 7th 2015 in News, Buy Side

Feig Leaves Fortress

Jeff Feig has left Fortress Investment Group, less than a year after joining the firm from Citi. Market sources tell Profit & Loss that Feig, who was co-CIO of Fortress’ Macro Fund and president of the Fortress Liquid Markets business, is ...

06:00 July 1st 2015 in News, Buy Side

Parker FX Index Flat in May

The Parker FX Index, a performance-based benchmark that measures the returns of global currency managers, was flat in May, according to data released by Parker Global Strategies. Half of the 30 programs in the index reporting May results were in positive ...
Hedge fund, Aston Capital Management, has launched an FX market making business. Explaining the decision to set up a liquidity provision arm in addition to its principal risk trading business, founder and CEO of Aston Capital Management, Isaac Lieberman, says: “...

06:00 June 24th 2015 in News, Buy Side

Mesirow Adds Two

Currency overlay firm Mesirow Financial Currency Management has expanded its portfolio management team with two hires in London and Chicago. Marcus Fernandes joins the London-based team as a senior vice president, with a primary focus on portfolio management and client ...
State Street Global Advisors (SSGA), the asset management business of State Street Corporation, has launched its first currency hedged Exchange Traded Fund (ETF), the SPDR Euro STOXX 50 (HFEZ). The new fund is designed to provide investors with the ability to ...
The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) has updated its due diligence questionnaire (DDQ) to assist pension funds and other investors when selecting a fund of hedge funds manager. The AIMA DDQ includes questions related to the management firm’s investment ...
The Parker FX Index, a performance-based benchmark that measures the returns of global currency managers, moved into negative territory in April as managers were wrong-footed by weaker than expected data in the US. The index reported an average return of ...
Two associations representing buy-side participants active in the FX markets have welcomed the Bank for International Settlements’ (BIS) new working group set up to establish a single global code of conduct in the FX industry, announced earlier this week (P&...